Rep. Linden Batemen, R-Idaho Falls, spoke passionately in support of his pro-cursive resolution, HCR 3, before the House voted 68-2 in favor of it this morning. “If we do not teach cursive, the day will come when we will not be able to read cursive handwriting … old documents, inscriptions of any kind. … That will happen. I’m seeing it happen now,” he said. The resolution calls on the State Board of Education to include cursive handwriting in the new “Common Core” standards for what children should learn in school/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
More Eye on Boise posts today:
- ITD chief: Time to start looking for more money for roads
- Anti-animal torture bill clears House Agriculture Committee
- Defeated lawmaker returns to House as GOP caucus staffer
- 3 more bills introduced to revive pieces of defeated Proposition 1
- House observes Lincoln's birthday w/constitutional lecture, music
- New 'Opportunity Fund' at Commerce means more accountability, but not more money